admits emulating ’s Invincibles had been a target for the treble holders heading into the new season.
’s relentless winning machine completed a clean sweep of the major honours back in May, capped by their first ever triumph.
City refreshed their squad over the summer with the likes of Josko Gvardiol, Jeremy Doku, Mateo Kovacic and Matheus Nunes arrving to bolster an already formidable unit.
Having won everything possible since his appointment seven years ago, Guardiola has little left to achieve in the English game but Grealish confirmed he, himself, had contemplated the prospect of going an entire Premier League season campaign unbeaten.
That prospect was being touted as a possibility following a six-game winning streak at the start of the new campaign, but that run came to an abrupt end at Wolves, before last weekend’s defeat at Arsenal.
‘I don’t mean this to sound weird but it is difficult in a way because you have such a high of winning the treble and then you do think ‘what would ever top that?’,’ said Grealish on the difficulty of setting targets and motivating himself ahead of another grueling campaign.
‘Obviously doing something at international level definitely would. But then even at club-level you think ‘what would top it?’
‘Maybe to win all four including the Carabao Cup but we went out of that last week.
‘You probably think about doing an ‘Invincible’ season but we got beat. To do what we did last year again would be unbelievable and to do something at international level with this group of players would be unbelievable.
‘After the season that I had with City, it was an unbelievable season, one of the best of my career especially in the second half of the season when I was playing a lot more, playing with confidence. I think now we (England) have the perfect team, the perfect manager guiding us.
‘We’ve come close on two occasions and I feel like we are just getting better and stronger.
‘You look at the players we have in our team, there’s quite a few that could play for any club in the world or any international team in the world.
‘That (trophy with England) would be the next on the list, hopefully.’
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